By: Shawnie Green and Demaria Jackson
The adjustment to high school is a new experience for the incoming freshmen. When they first start out here it is often said East Wake is a big school and they get lost easily. But as the year goes on, they find it gets easier. The school doesn’t seem as big and there is not as much trouble trying to get around. It’s just a matter of getting used to things. But thanks to this year’s Freshmen Orientation and our new Freshmen Academy, students are able to adjust to life at East Wake High School.
This year the third floor became an academy for the freshmen, and with 423 new students coming into the school, the third floor is packed. The purpose of the academy was to acclimate the students to high school by giving them an area just for them, as well as teachers who will work closely with them and plan inter-related lessons. Mrs. Michelle McGuire, freshmen teacher, said, “the freshmen academy benefits students to help with the transition from middle school to high school. It especially helps that their classes are close together.” Hopefully, this academy will bring many positives for our freshmen.